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'''Nikola Tesla''' (; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineering|mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He immigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at Continental Edison in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and...
Honorific prefix| name = Nikola Tesla
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Birth placeSmiljan, Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia)
Death date{{Death date and age|1943|1|7|1856|7|10|df=yes}}
Death placeNew York City, New York (state)|New York, United States
Death causeCoronary thrombosis
CitizenshipAustrian (1856–1891)
American {{No wrap|(1891–1943)}}
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EducationGraz University of Technology (abandoned)
Module{{Infobox engineering career
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